Friday, 8 March, 2024 - 09:00 until 16:00
VUB Health Campus Jette
Laarbeeklaan 103
1090 Jette
Auditorium Brouwer


We are proud to announce that Prof. Dr. Steven Heymsfield and Prof. Dr. Maria Cristina Gonzalez are joining us to talk about the fundamental and practical applications of body composition methods, the development of body composition assessment over time, and cutoffs for body composition techniques and related dilemmas.

Furthermore, distinguished speakers will join us to discuss the clinical application of different body composition methods in a variety of patient groups.

Please complete your registration below. The registration fee is €100, and lunch is included. The symposium will take place at Auditorium P. Brouwer – Building A, Laarbeeklaan 103, 1090 Jette, Belgium.


8:15     Walk-in with coffee at Auditorium P. Brouwer (building A)

9:00     Welcome and opening by prof. dr. HarriΓ«t Jager-Wittenaar

9:05     Prof. dr. Steven B. Heymsfield
            The use of medical imaging in body composition: an overview of past, present and future perspectives

9:50     Prof. dr. Aldo Scafoglieri
            The do's and don'ts of DXA reporting in body composition

10:20    Coffee break

10:50   Dr. Martine Sealy
            Muscle mass and muscle quality in CT images at all vertebra levels

11:20   Prof. dr. Bert Raeymaekers
             Clinical applications of MRI scans: uses and technical procedure

11:50   Dra. Jona Van den Broeck
            Muscle mass by MRI in healthy adults 

12:20    Lunch break in Agora (Building R)

13:20    Prof. dr. Maria Cristina Gonzalez
             Decoding low muscle mass: The body composition puzzle?

14:05    Drs. Wesley Visser
             Ultrasound techniques for body composition assessment in nephrology

14:35    Coffee break

15:05    Prof. dr. Stany Perkisas
             Standardization of the application of ultrasound in the future and its clinical application in geriatric patients

15:35    Final remarks and closing by prof. dr. HarriΓ«t Jager-Wittenaar

15:40    Meet the experts